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Help please! is difficulty analyzing a symptom of ADHD in teens?

Help please! is difficulty analyzing a symptom of ADHD in teens?

SomeTimeS: The symptoms of adhd should be life long. Some students are smart enough to get through earlier grades without intervention. Some teens are just interested in treatment as a performance enhancer or for recreational use. Psychological testing may be useful in diagnosis. ...Read more

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Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (Adhd) (Definition)

Attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is a bio-psycho-social disorder characterized by inattentiveness, hyperactivity, and impulsivity. ADHD typically interferes with daily functioning or mental and social development. It is usually present in childhood, continuing into adulthood, and is genetically transmitted. ...Read more


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Is it possible to develop ADHD during my teens?

Is it possible to develop ADHD during my teens?

Reasons 4 distract'n: Many things in life r distracting. Not all of them r adhd. Anxiety, depression, family problems, trying to do more than is humanly possible, all can cause loss of focus. We are told we shd be able to "multitask, " but we can't. The term comes from computers, ; they can't without more than 1 processor. We only get 1 processor. Get an evaluation w/ a therapist who is not already convinced it's adhd. ...Read more

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Do teens with ADHD mean and pick fights with parents and friends?

It is not the ADHD: Picking fights is not usually caused by adhd. Adolescence is often a period of turmoil in families. Frustration in school and mood disorders may contribute. Medication for adhd can cause adolescents to have a mood disorder. It is important to consider your friends earlier relationship with his family and friends. Has a change occurred? ...Read more

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Why are doctors giving pot cards to teens? My son asked me if i would let him get a pot card because he takes adderol for ADHD and he has a hard time eating and falling asleep. This was asked because he has a few friends at school who have pot cards for s

Why are doctors giving pot cards to teens? My son asked me if i would let him get a pot card because he takes adderol for ADHD and he has a hard time eating and falling asleep. This was asked because he has a few friends at school who have pot cards for s

Excellent question: I & many others oppose this practice. There is no evidence marijuana helps with adhd & much to suggest it is not good especially for this population. My best guess as to why some doctors authorize use of pot cards is because they are paid to do so or they firmly believe its use should be unregulated and that "medical supplies" are more reliable source with respect to purity and strength. ...Read more

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Is animal assisted therapy helpful for teens with adhd?

Is animal assisted therapy helpful for teens with adhd?

Unknown: I'm not aware of any good data showing animal assisted therapy is either helpful or useless for adhd. There is data, however, to show that time spent in nature reduces the severity of adhd symptoms for the next several days following the time spent in nature. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms in adults for dyslexia? I have adhd, i cont focus, i can't memorize names, i add letters to words, &i flip numbers around in phone #s

What are the symptoms in adults for dyslexia? I have adhd, i cont focus, i can't memorize names, i add letters to words, &i flip numbers around in phone #s

Dyslexia is a brain-: Based learning disability. Over 90% of the time, the cause is inability to process the smallest units of sound in a language, called phonemes. The roots of your difficulties with encoding words & numbers, attention & memory can be found with evaluation by a neuropsychologist or psychologist. Knowing how your brain works lets you learn how to maximize your strengths & minimize your weaknesses. ...Read more

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Need expert help here. What are the symptoms for adhd?

Need expert help here. What are the symptoms for adhd?

ADHD: Symptoms of adhd include difficulty staying focused and paying attention, difficulty controlling behavior (impulsiveness), and hyperactivity (over-activity). They will have difficulty organizing themselves and staying on task. It's one of the most common problems in childhood, but can also be present in adults. For much more info: http://www.Cdc.Gov/ncbddd/adhd/. ...Read more

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Symptoms of adult ADHD?

Symptoms of adult ADHD?

ADHD: Conventional symptoms include forgetfulness and excessive daydreaming, as well as an inability to sit still, or constant fidgeting. Some more adult specific symptoms might include trouble with organization, traffic accidents, marital trouble, distractibility, trouble listening to others, restlessness, lateness, anger, trouble relaxing, trouble prioritizing and trouble starting tasks. ...Read more

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